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Interview - GWAR - Oderus Urungus

When I was given the task (although somewhat self-appointed) to conduct a Gwar interview for the site, I must say that I was pretty stoked, considering Gwar has become one of my favorite bands as of late.  Initially, written off by many (including myself) as a 'joke band,' in 2002, Gwar recruited lead guitarist, Cory Smoot, and to an extent, the group was reborn.  Smoot was not only brought in to play guitar (as the new Flattus Maximus character), but to also take over at the production helm.  With their rejuvenated lineup, starting with 2004's "War Party," Gwar have proceeded to put out, arguably, the best work of their career.  Still keeping their sick sense of humor, Gwar's musical integrity is no laughing matter.
The trend continues with 2010's "Bloody Pit of Horror," as Gwar keeps on destroying the planet earth, in the truest Scumdog fashion.  Although our interview was scheduled with Gwar frontman Dave Brockie, little did I know that I would also be speaking with the true leader of Gwar, Oderus Urungus, who at times, took over the conversation, threatening my very existence.
Without further adieu, from the farthest regions of Antartica...

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Interview - Vivian Campbell - Def Leppard/Thin Lizzy/Riverdogs

Guitar superstar, Vivian Campbell, has had quite an impressive, 30 plus year career.  The 48 year old guitarist grew up in Belfest, North Ireland during a time of great political unrest and violence.  However, unlike some of his friends and classmates, Vivian decided not to get involved in "the cause," and decided instead, to focus his life on music.  He formed the band Sweet Savage in the late 70's and had moderate success in Ireland and the UK. In 1983, Vivian was recruited by Ronnie James Dio for his then new band, DIO.  While with DIO, Vivian become one of the most admired guitarists in rock music.  He played with DIO until 1986.  Vivian then hooked up with Whitesnake in 1987, and played on the bands most successful world tour ever.

In 1991, Vivian was again recruited, this time, by one of the biggest bands in the world, Def Leppard.  Vivian was brought on board to replace guitarist Steve Clark, who passed away in January of 1991.  Since then, Campbell has recorded five studio CDs with the band, and has toured the world countless times. 

Recently, this year, while on break from Def Leppard, Vivian has joined up with his childhood heroes - Thin Lizzy. Vivian just completed a tour of Europe with Thin Lizzy, and will be playing a handful of East Coast dates with them later this month.  After that, Vivian will return to Def Leppard for a massive summer tour with Heart.  And Def Leppard will also be releasing a live CD package this summer, with three new studio tracks, called "Mirrorball."

In addition, Vivian has also reunited with the Riverdogs. The Riverdogs plan on releasing a brand new CD during the first half of this year.  The release will be on MelodicRock records, which is owned by

Vivian was kind enough to call us here at RockMusicStar and discuss his time in Thin Lizzy, Def Leppard, DIO and much more.  Here's what Vivian had to say

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Clutch - Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY - Feb 24,2011

By John Jeffrey

Buffalo, NY - On Thursday night, February 24th, Clutch took a break from supporting Motorhead on their current tour, in order to headline, to a packed house in Buffalo's Town Ballroom. Although the group do not have a new CD out (their most recent release was 2009's "Strange Cousins from the West"), Clutch are tearing up the US (alternating between being Motorhead's support act, and headlining shows of their own) playing their favorites from the Clutch catalog.

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Interview - Nelson - Gunnar Nelson

The multi-platinum selling band of the early 90’s, Nelson, have returned with a brand new CD entitled, “Lightning Strikes Twice.” With this release, the blonde-hair Nelson twins return to their melodic stylings that were prevalent on their debut release, “After the Rain.” The Nelson twins, Gunnar and Matthew, poured their heart and soul into this release, and are thankful that they were given a second chance, after being unfairly criticized and dismissed in the early 90’s, when grunge became the flavor of the day.

“Lighting Strikes Twice” is an amazing comeback release with great songwriting, stunning musicianship and amazing vocal harmonies. This CD has the potential to help bring the band back to headlining status, and prove that Gunnar and Matthew Nelson are talented songwriters, and not just a novelty act.

What follows is an exclusive RockMusicStar interview with Gunnar Nelson. During this interview, we discuss the band’s new release, past history and future plans. Here’s what Gunnar had to say.

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Escape the Fate, Alesana, Motionless in White - Town Ballroom, Buffalo NY - 02/16/2011 

By Mike Suicide

Buffalo, NY- Escape the Fate rolled into Buffalo NY to play at the Town Ballroom with supporting acts Alesana, and Motionless in White.  The crowd was estimated at just under a thousand, not bad for an Emo…um…er…Post-Hardcore show on a weeknight.  This genre of music is defined by its heavy rhythms juxtaposed with emotional lyrics and blend of both melodic and screaming vocals.

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